Easter has come and with it the delicious Easter chocolate eggs.
What about this year instead of buying them you make them yourself? It is much easier than you may think and you can decide the type of chocolate you use to make them healthier.
A homemade treat like this is a nice present for friends, family and, of course, kids.
All you need is quality chocolate (we suggest at least 60% cocoa) and a mold, which you can get online or at the supermarket.
Check out our super easy-to-do recipe and surprise everyone with a basket full of homemade chocolate Easter eggs!
Ingredients and tools:
- Chocolate (the amount you’ll need will depend on the size of your molds, which should come with instructions to guide you)
- Cooking thermometer
-Break your chocolate into rough chunks, then finely chop into small, fine pieces.
-Half-fill a small pan with water and bring to a gentle simmer over a low heat. Rest a heatproof bowl on top, add the chopped chocolate to the bowl, then allow to melt, stirring occasionally.
-Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool to 95° F (35° C). Check the temperature with a cooking thermometer.
-Spoon the chocolate into your mold, one tablespoon at a time, tilting the mold so the chocolate covers the surface. Any excess chocolate put it back into the bowl.
-Allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then, using a butter knife, scrape around the rim of the mold to get a clean edge.
-Lay out some greaseproof paper and place the mold flat-side-down on top until the chocolate has completely set (around 15 minutes).
-Repeat these steps with the second mold.
-Once the chocolate has set, repeat the process a few times until you’ve built up a thicker layer of chocolate (around ½ cm).
-Put both molds in the fridge for a further 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set completely.
-To remove your eggs from their molds, squeeze the casing gently, working your way around the edge.
-Brush some remaining melted chocolate around the rim of each of the chocolate egg halves, then gently press them together so they stick in place.
-Leave for a few minutes until the chocolate sets and then it’s ready!
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